HOPE for All Mankind

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are one step closer to putting a plasma analyzer in space that may provide critical information about how the sun affects Earth, life, and society. In late January, a Los Alamos team recently completed construction of the Helium Oxygen Proton Electron (HOPE) spectrometer, installing it into a vacuum chamber at Los Alamos for testing and calibration. Next, the spectrometer will be exposed to environmental tests such as vibration, temperature fluctuations, and electromagnetic interference.

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